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Irish Jam (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 14 March 2006 (USA)
Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed ... See full summary »

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Pat Duffy
Tom Georgeson ...
Father Duffy
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Maureen Duffy
Tallulah Pitt-Brown ...
Kathleen Duffy
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Tony McNulty
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Malachy McNulty
Nevan Finegan ...
Sean McNulty
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Danny
Angus Barnett ...
Milos O Shea
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Michael O'Malley
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Tom Flannery
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Donna
Ray Callaghan ...
Doc Murphy
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Lord Hailstock (as Kevin R. McNally)
Vass Anderson ...
Mr. Pettikreep
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Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper emerges as the best poet around? Written by Anonymous

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A Troubled Town. A Trouble Maker. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual humor, nudity and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Maureen Duffy: [rushes to the docks and finds Jimmy about to leave] Jimmy McDevitt, will you stop being so bloody stupid? You're just gonna leave and that's it, you can't do that. You can't just mess with people's feelings like that.
[Jimmy turns to her]
Maureen Duffy: God, what an idiot I've been, standing here thinking that you actually cared!
Jimmy McDevitt: I do care!
Maureen Duffy: No, you don't!
Jimmy McDevitt: Yes, I do. You know, for a moment there, Maureen, I thought you and I had something...
Maureen Duffy: We do.
Jimmy McDevitt: You and Kathleen. But I was just fooling myself.
Maureen Duffy: But...
Jimmy McDevitt: No buts...
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References The Commitments (1991) See more »

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Nice movie, good story, could have been so much better
20 July 2007 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I cringed a little when I picked up the DVD of Irish Jam, it had all the hallmarks of a 'lets send Eddie Griffin to a wee old Irish village and have the leprechauns steal his lucky charms' type movie. However I was sort of pleasantly surprised after viewing it. Irish Jam is a nice story. Basically, a small Irish village is in trouble of being bought out by an aristocratic Englishman, Lord Hailstock (Kevin McNally), who wants to turn it into a theme park called Leprechaunland. The only place in the village not owned by him, and therefore the final piece in his puzzle, is the local pub. The owners of the pub can't afford to keep it and to avoid having to sell it to him decide to hold a worldwide poetry contest which will raise the necessary funds to keep the pub, and present it as a prize to the winner, keeping it out of Hailstock's hands. Meanwhile in America, Jimmy McDevitt (Griffin), a down and out amateur conman, comes across an ad for the poetry contest in a newspaper. What follows is a nice story of friendship amongst clashing cultures in which Griffin is both funny and sweet.

The fact that this movie is filmed in England and not Ireland doesn't really make much difference, as the Cornwall setting could just as easily be mistaken for rural Ireland. My main, and big, gripe with this movie is its casting. More or less ALL of the Irish villagers are played by English people. Not so bad if they could all do good Irish accents, but they can't. Some sound like they have been practicing with re-runs of Ballykissangel, others like they have been forced to watch the Commitments over and over. It ends up like a mismatch of Dublin, Belfast and Kerry accents and wannabe Irish accents. How hard would it have been just to get ACTUAL Irish actors? To put it in perspective, its like having a movie set in a tiny Essex village where the 'locals' have Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Glasgow accents. Or having a movie set on a ranch in Texas where the 'locals' sound like they're from the Bronx, Chicago or even Toronto. Maybe viewers who don't know any better won't notice. But any Irish viewers, or probably anybody who's ever been to Ireland will cop on immediately.

All this aside, Irish Jam will more than anything probably leave you with a good feeling in your heart and a song in your head. Albeit song you might want to jig and breakdance to all at once.


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